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Angola Suspends Pentecostal Churches After New Year Stampede

Angola Suspends Pentecostal Churches After New Year Stampede

Feb. 4 | By Jane Nambi The Pentecostal church in Angola has been suspended for a period of 60 days after the country suffered the death of 16 people and about 120 hurt. Citadela Desportiva Stadium where the stampede took place in Angola. The directive was...

Christian Singer Chris Tomlin Tops Billboard Album Chart

Christian Singer Chris Tomlin Tops Billboard Album Chart

Jan. 20 | Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as his album, “Burning Lights,” became the fourth Christian album to top the charts,Reuters reported Billboard credited Tomlin’s strong...

Church of England Publishes Prayer for William and Kate

Church of England Publishes Prayer for William and Kate

Dec. 9 | The Church of England has published a prayer for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in regards to the recent news of the royal couple expecting a child,Christianmingle.com said .The royal family announced the news of the baby which caused Kate Middleton...

Religious Leaders Bid Henry Luke Orombi Farewell

Religious Leaders Bid Henry Luke Orombi Farewell

Dec. 4 | By Sandra Birungi The out going Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi was bid farewell by religious leaders yesterday, Monday as he draws nearer to leaving his seat as the Archbishop. Orombi was hosted by religious leaders through...

Masindi-Kitara Diocese Gets New Bishop – William Kasangaki

Masindi-Kitara Diocese Gets New Bishop – William Kasangaki

Nov. 27 | By Mirembe Martina Masindi diocese got a new bishop, Bishop George William Kasangaki Asiimwe and he was consecrated on Sunday. In attendance was Vice President, Edward Sekandi who was representing President Museveni who was away on official business....

Church of England to Vote on Women Bishops

Church of England to Vote on Women Bishops

Nov. 20 | The Church of England is set to vote on whether women should become Bishops or not. The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury is preparing to throw his support behind the ordination of women bishops to help bring an end to an issue which has deeply...

Catholics Not Giving up Fight Against Obamacare-Cardinal Dolan

Catholics Not Giving up Fight Against Obamacare-Cardinal Dolan

Nov. 18 | New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), told Roman Catholic leaders on Tuesday that despite President Barack Obama’s re-election last week, the fight to repeal provisions of Obamacare...

John Sentamu Loses Archbishop of Canterbury Seat to Rev Welby

John Sentamu Loses Archbishop of Canterbury Seat to Rev Welby

Nov. 11 | By Jane Nambi Ugandan bishop, John Sentamu has lost his seat as the Archbishop of Canterbury to Right Reverand Justin Welby who was appointed the new Archbishop of Canterbury replacing Rev. Rowan Williams. Bishop of Durham, Right Reverend Justin...

Rt Rev Justin Welby Appointed as New Archbishop of Canterbury

Rt Rev Justin Welby Appointed as New Archbishop of Canterbury

Nov. 11 | By Sandra Birungi The Rt Rev Justin Welby has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury replacing Rowan Williams. Rev Welby has taken over office in troubled times for the church of England which is to give a final approval later this year...

Sudan’s Bible School Reopens Amidst Muslim Intimidation

Sudan’s Bible School Reopens Amidst Muslim Intimidation

Nov. 4 | Sudan’s Gerif West Bible School which was attacked this year in September  has reopened amidst intimidation from the Muslim community. Classes at Gerif West began again on Oct. 15 even as area Muslims try to take the  school land and broadcast...

Catholic Bishops Make Last Efforts for Mitt Romney’s Win

Catholic Bishops Make Last Efforts for Mitt Romney’s Win

Nov. 4 | A number of Roman Catholic bishops are making forceful last-minute appeals to believers to vote for Mitt Romney on U.S election day ,Religious News Service The most recent example: a letter from Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky accusing the administration...

22 Killed in Riyadh Fuel Truck Blast

22 Killed in Riyadh Fuel Truck Blast

Nov. 1 | 22 people have died in Saudi capital Riyadh in a fuel truck blast,Reuters said A fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge on Thursday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing at least 22 people...

Egypt to Vote for New Coptic Bishop

Egypt to Vote for New Coptic Bishop

Oct. 29 | A council of Coptic Christians in Egypt is set to vote for a successor to Pope Shenouda III, who died in March,BBC reports Two bishops and three monks are short-listed to become the 118th head of the region’s largest Christian minority. The...

Churches Condemn Israeli Security Barrier

Churches Condemn Israeli Security Barrier

Oct. 28 | The heads of Catholic churches in the Holy Land are condemning the route of Israel’s security barrier near Bethlehem, saying it affects the livelihood of Christian families there. Israel began building the barrier last decade saying it was...

Nabil Makhloufi Al-Qaeda’s ‘Emir of Sahara’ Dies in Mali

Nabil Makhloufi Al-Qaeda’s ‘Emir of Sahara’ Dies in Mali

Sep. 10 | Nabil Makhloufi al-Qaeda-linked commander  also known as the ‘Emir of the Sahara’ has died in a car crash in Mali,BBC said Nabil Makhlouf was a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim),  and is accused of abducting...